Lt. Commander
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# 51
04-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Would I like to fly a borg tac cube equipped with invisi-torps of instant death? Hell yeah! Bring it on. Can't wait until my next PvP encounter.
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# 52
04-25-2013, 12:05 PM
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Would I like to fly a borg tac cube equipped with invisi-torps of instant death? Hell yeah! Bring it on. Can't wait until my next PvP encounter.
Undine faction plox

Lt. Commander
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# 53
04-25-2013, 12:07 PM
Or even better yet...my own unimatrix. Look out Kerrat...here I come!
Empire Veteran
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# 54
12-29-2014, 05:39 PM
Playable Borg is a very inviting concept, however, I highly doubt it will ever happen. We may see the odd playable ship (would prove extremely popular and people would pay handsomely). If it does ever happen, it'll more likely be the Borg Cooperative.
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
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# 55
02-03-2015, 11:20 AM
*Yes I know, this thread is old, but it came up upon searching*

Much of the previous argument against the Borg as a faction race depends on the "individual" component. As a federation officer, I am given orders to follow. How I follow them leads to either success or failure. The illusion of choice may be given in some circumstances but the result "mostly" remains the same. There are some occasions these days that give choices, but many of the core missions once upon a time had 2 major outcomes.

As a Borg race, it could be very much the same. Breaking canon means a complete overhaul of the species verses a playable faction.

One could argue that they wouldn't be warlike and engage other species unless deemed a threat or for assimilation. However the Borg are actively engaged in war with the races at present; that solves that issue.

The story direction could follow along a line of civil war; a true Borg faction, seeking the re-assimilation or obliteration of all entities formerly of the Collective. I liked the one suggestion, that the player would represent a voice of the Collective. A voice representing a Tactical, Technologist (engineering), or Scientific focus of the Collective.

As a Borg purist I would love to play this faction; to experience "their" side of the story.
I can understand, on a strict sense, for the sake of universe, that watching a true Borg sprint around an event to gain trinkets to unlock a Breen vessel would look ridiculous. Yes it could be explained. (Q can do anything he really wants) but from that same perspective, would a Vulcan do that? A Klingon? We can weigh down opportunity in the name of universe, but like every other MMO I've played, the immersion is broken for the sake of playability and fun.
I learned to let go of that issue a long time ago. Just because I will take it as a serious role to play as a Borg, doesn't mean everyone else will; and why should they be required too? It is, in fact, a game.

I confess, I'm behind in this game. Started years ago, missed a lot of changes, additions. The Romulan faction was a wonderful addition. But I'm still looking for an Armada fix; to be the Borg, to fly a Cube, to assimilate worlds. I know I'm not the only one out there.

Just my 2 cents.
Career Officer
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# 56
02-03-2015, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by grimandor View Post
*Yes I know, this thread is old, but it came up upon searching*
Just FYI.... you're supposed to start a new thread if the topic is older than 30 days.
Dear Devs: I enjoyed the Legacy of Romulus expansion much more than the Delta Rising expansion. For specific reasons why and suggestions for future improvements to STO, please look here.

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Anyone calling Valoreah a "Cryptic fanboy" must be new to the forum.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2013
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# 57
02-03-2015, 11:33 AM
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Just FYI.... you're supposed to start a new thread if the topic is older than 30 days.
Unless it's in the F.C.T topic.

Then you don't make that thread. EVER.
"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP"

-Leonard Nimoy, RIP
Survivor of Romulus
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# 58
02-03-2015, 11:39 AM
STO is in dire need of an OpFor Faction...
NO to ARC

RIP KDF 2014-07-17 Season 9.5 - Death by Dev
Lieutenant
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 52
# 59
02-03-2015, 11:45 AM
Nop nop nop and nop.
Republic Veteran
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# 60
02-03-2015, 02:12 PM
"A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved."

Hmm nope...I can't think of a condition or situation that says we need a Borg faction.
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